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Your update on new launches, new hires and developments in the world of print, broadcast and online media

PRESS
Damian Reece, deputy City editor of The Daily Telegraph, has been promoted to City editor. He replaces Will Lewis, who will continue in his role as co-deputy editor.

The Spectator is to launch a lifestyle section called You Earned It, edited by Lucia Van der Post. The weekly will also expand its coverage of the City and investments.  Elsewhere, associate editor Fraser Nelson has been made political editor, replacing Peter Oborne.

The Wall Street Journal Europe this week launched a quarterly lifestyle and fashion magazine, Style Journal. Published by Show Media, it is edited by Peter Howarth. Meanwhile, Raju Narisetti, editor of WSJE, is leaving to join Hindustan Times publisher HT Media. No replacement has yet been announced by WSJE.

Karina Garrick has been appointed style director of Livingetc. She reports to Suzanne Imre, editor of  the IPC SouthBank magazine.

Contract publisher Redwood is set to relaunch Amnesty International UK's bimonthly magazine next month. The editor is Maggie Patterson.

Claire Spreadbury has been made editor of The Press Association's contract publishing arm. Formerly senior editor at Bristol publisher Wildfire Communications, she will handle clients such as Sony Pictures and Microsoft. She reports to newly appointed head of the division Paula Chopping.

Margaret Robertson has been appointed editor of videogame magazine Edge. Currently deputy editor, she replaces Tony Mott, who has been promoted to editor-in-chief of the Future title. Mott will be responsible for online branding, as well as developing an unofficial Nintendo magazine.

Mixmag has been revamped following Emap's sale of the title to Development Hell – publisher of music title The Word – last year. The editor is Andrew Harrison.

BROADCAST
Scott Muller is to become programme director of Capital Radio. He will join the London station in the summer from Nova 969 in Sydney. Muller replaces Nik Goodman and will report to GCap operations director Steve Orchard.

Aziz Rashid, weekend editor of BBC1's news bulletins and News 24, has been appointed head of the BBC's East Midlands Region. Based in Nottingham, Rashid's new remit will include responsibility for all local and regional output. He replaces acting head Mike Bettinson, who will remain managing editor of Radio Nottingham.

NEW MEDIA
Melissa Dick has been made fashion director at women's lifestyle portal Handbag.com. Formerly a freelancer at The Scotsman, she has also worked for lifestyle magazine Grazia.

Hellomagazine.com is to offer a weekly podcast on what's happening in the celebrity world, as well as a digital version of the picture-led print magazine as part of a site revamp. The web editor overseeing the changes is Tree Elven.

The Times' arts and entertainment listings section, The Knowledge, is to be made available on Wap-enabled mobile phones. Details of cinema showings, gigs and theatre line-ups will be updated daily, with information such as times and routes to venues included in the service. Peter Bale is editorial director of The Times Online.

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